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McCourts' divorce will determine Dodgers ownership, direction - USATODAY.com
A court commissioner has tentatively set a May trial date to decide the ownership dispute between Frank and Jamie McCourt, who are divorcing.
The decision Tuesday by Superior Court Commissioner Scott M. Gordon means the issue won't be decided by the start of the baseball season.
Frank McCourt claims he is the sole owner of the team and says he has a post-nuptial agreement with his wife to back up that claim.
Jamie McCourt, despite having signed an agreement in 2004 giving her sole ownership of the couple's multiple real estate holdings and her husband sole ownership of the Dodgers, claims she is the co-owner of the team.
Sure, would rather have Kershaw and he will likely be dominant for many years, but Wolf had the better year in 2009.
Some info on the two pitchers the Dodgers are reportedly getting from the White Sox:
FutureSox.com | John Ely
Ely was 14-2 with a 2.82 ERA in AA last year.
FutureSox.com | Jon LinkFutureSox Prospect Rankings
* #20 – 2009 Preseason
* #19 – 2009 Midseason
* #13 – 2009 Postseason
* 2009 White Sox Best Changeup (Baseball America)
* 2009 Southern League All-Star Game
* 2009 Southern League Post-Season All-Star
* 2009 All-FutureSox Team Starting Pitcher
The quick-working former Homewood-Floosmoor hurler has all the intangibles you want. He is aggressive and seemingly fearless. His arsenal is highlighted by a great changeup that Baseball America has called plus-plus. His low 90s fastball has good movement combines with the change to give him a good groundball rate. He also has a 12-to-6 curveball that can be good, but is inconsistent. He has stayed healthy as a pro despite concerns out of college about his delivery. His delivery is considered “max-effort” but is somewhat deceptive. Ely has had good control, but has had mediocre peripherals the past two seasons. He has moved through the minors quickly, skipping Low-A, which could be contributing to lesser stats. Either way, those stats don’t make him look like a good Major League prospect. Still, Ely has a good ERA for the Barons this year and has shown gradual improvement each of the last two seasons. Don’t pencil Ely into any future rotations, but don’t be shocked if he gets a shot somewhere down the line.
FutureSox Prospect Rankings
* #17 – 2009 Preseason
* #13 – 2009 Midseason
* #22 – 2009 Postseason
* 2009 White Sox Best Slider (Baseball America)
Link has struck out a lot of batters in the minors because he has a very good slider, but his fastball and change are solid offerings as well. His fastball usually sits 93-94 m.p.h. and has some sink on it. His changeup has gotten better, helping him get lefties out, but he walked almost a batter an inning against lefties in 2009 for Charlotte. He has the stuff to pitch in the bigs, but he needs to make strides with his control. Link should contend for a spot in the 2010 bullpen if he proves he can throw more strikes.
Major League Outlook: Average middle reliever
This year is gonna be painful.
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